|Two small Begonia boliviensis, a succulent dish, and a couple of Agaves, including the Agave attenuata that I bought in San Francisco during the Fling, have taken up prime real estate on top of the dining room table.|
|Between the table and the south-facing window, Agave 'Baccarat,' Dyckia 'Precious Metal,' Agave 'Blue Glow,' Aloe glauca and Mangave 'Macho Mocha,' and an array of smaller plants on the window sill.|
'Baccarat,' which I bought at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show last February, may actually be hardy in the ground here, but I never planted it. The rule of thumb is that plants in containers are less hardy than in the ground, so for safety's sake, I've brought it in.
|Aloe glauca flower|
|The east-facing window above my kitchen sink is also home to a large handful of plants and various cuttings|
|Starting Coleus cuttings in water worked really well last winter, so I'm trying it again|
This Echeveria, possibly 'Black Prince,' got quite tall in its nursery pot in the gravel garden, tall and top-heavy enough that it just flopped over. So I cut the top off, stripped some of the leaves, and I'm having a go at rooting it in cactus soil. I only left about a half-inch or so of stem beneath that rosette, because according to what I've read that's all you need.
|Begonias and Bromelaids are lined up on the coffee table in the living room, in the weaker light of a west-facing window.|
A pair of Elephant Ears sit in the tub of the upstairs guest bathroom. They were bought for a container and then never used, so even though I could just buy new ones next spring, I'm going to try to give them a chance at next year's glory by overwintering them.
|The guest bathroom with its skylight is one of the brightest rooms in the house, so it's also home to a handful of small succulent pots|
|The guest bedroom too|
My smaller potted Agaves are still outside on the front porch in an experimental setup. They'll get their very own post.